2006 Kia Sorento Overview


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45 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Clean by hayleyerin
 — I love my KIA, I was a skeptic of Kia's until I bought this Sorento. 152k miles and sgtill running strong!! Lots if power, I push we go!! I love the tight clutch and the options make it a great cho... Read More
Great Suv For Everyday. by Alex
 — My kia is great, I actually raced it at Rockingham Dragway one weekend and it suprised all the people there that it performed so well. I even beat a camaro my first time. Kia's are really well built c... Read More
Good Dependable Car! by James
 — I really like the ride height, we do not feel like we are on the ground! This is a really good family car. We want to sell or trade it very soon! I am a disabled vet that came home from the desert wit... Read More

2006 Kia Sorento Overview

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2006 Kia Sorento

Built on a truck-like body-on-frame platform and equipped with part-time or full-time four-wheel drive, the 2006 Kia Sorento SUV actually lives up to the name, Sport Utility Vehicle.  It's roomy, rugged, and can be taken off-roading, unlike many SUVs on the market.  The 2006 Sorento has few changes this year, as it will go through an overhaul for 2007.  It comes in two trims, LX and EX, both featuring a 192-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine.  A 5-speed automatic is standard, and there is a 5-speed manual option for the LX.

The Sorento comes in either 2WD or part-time 4WD, but the EX can be equipped with Torque on Demand 4WD, which automatically sends power to the wheels that need it.  Low-range gearing means it can tackle paved or unpaved roads.  The 2006 Sorento is a mid-size SUV built for four or five passengers, and only has two rows of seats.  When folded flat, there is 66 cubic feet of storage space, which isn't much more than what you get with the Sportage.  The LX is the base model, with full power features, a CD player, and cruise control.  The EX adds more convenience, such as a power driver's seat, sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, foglights, and cargo nets.  A Luxury Pack is offered with the EX if you want leather seats, upgraded audio system, and the Torque on Demand.  A Sport Pack for the LX comes with foglights, a roof rack, keyless entry, and step rails.  

ABS brakes are only an option on the Sorento, but it does come with dual front and side curtain airbags for each row and receives four and five-star crash ratings.  The overall style is sporty and sleek for an SUV, which owners really like.  Other highlights include the roominess and comfort for all passengers, the off-roading option, and the set of standard features.  Poor gas mileage is always a negative with any SUV.  The 2006 Sorento feels underpowered, and the truck platform gives it a rough ride.


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